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by Carly Schorman – Edie Miller and her husband, Garyn Klasek, have been steady scene supporters in Phoenix for just about the whole time YabYum’s been around. Now, all you musicians seem to think that it’s your *rad* sound that makes The Scene and all you promoters seem to thinkRead More →

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The Sink or Swim “Dopamine” Who couldn’t use a little more dopamine these days? The Sink or Swim write a sort of love letter to that beloved neurotransmitter with a slinky rhythm and a vocal approach that brings me back to those grunge days of youth. The track is dynamic and, forRead More →

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  Point Nine “Gotham City” Ryan Klein aka “Point9” divides his time between PHX and LAX but his latest single is aimed at a bigger metropolis, i.e. Gotham City. Alright, so this song might not really be just about Batman. Point Nine addresses the daily grind aspiring artists face onRead More →

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Upsahl “Can You Hear Me Now” This new single from PHX songwriter [Taylor] Upsahl is like that first cherry limeade of summer: refreshingly bubbly and bright as the noon sun. Once you are afloat on Upsahl’s buoyant pop sound, the weight of the lyrics can begin to take hold, butRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Genre “A Change is Gonna Come” Two Phoenix favorites – Genre and Snailmate – released a split EP back in April with this angsty number thrown into the mix. “A Change is Gonna Come” is a dynamic alt-rock hit in the making and the fourRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Lately I’ve been thinking to myself, “Gee Mark, what sort of hiphop-R&B-jazz artists really move you these days?” I actually didn’t have an answer. Luckily, we receive volumes of submissions and I was able to discover exactly what I set out to find. CheckRead More →

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Jesse Konrad “Cruise Ctrl” Tucson’s Jesse Henderson, who records under than moniker Jesse Konrad, undertook this new musical effort following the breakup of his last band, Fischer Kings. Dropping the surname for the middle one, Jesse Konrad follows the indie-folk of the artist’s previous project, but on his single, “Cruise Ctrl”,Read More →

Aunt B “Oh Lord” Aunt B officially came together as a band last summer, but the concept had been stewing for a few years between Shane and Megan Baskerville, the married duo that sits at the heart of the 8-piece. All that stewing paid off, however. Shortly after filling their roster,Read More →

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Tameca Jones “Hot and Bothered” The soulful, sultry vocal stylings of Tameca Jones will awaken the disco queen that lives inside every one of us. The Austin-based songbird released “Hot and Bothered” from her debut EP, Naked, which came out earlier this year. Jones’s voice smolders then soars while the stellarRead More →

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 Kyle Morton “Survivalist Fantasy” Perhaps you’ve encountered the music of Kyle Morton before through the work of the Portland post-pop act, Typhoon? If not, don’t worry. This single from Morton’s debut solo album will secure your future fandom as Morton emerges as a singer-songwriter in his own right. A dark andRead More →

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Canyon City “Fireworks” This dreamy number from Nashville-based indie/folk musician/producer Paul Johnson, who performs under the name Canyon City, will enter your ears and soothe your soul with its gentle musicality and thoughtful lyricism. Intricate guitar work gives “Fireworks” a lavish, melodic sound despite the minimal approach. The single comes to usRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Electronic music keeps evolving. And, with more musicians and artists using electronic devices in their music creation process, it seems that the genre will only continue to grow. Now if you know me you know I like my music eclectic so I decided to take a moment andRead More →